The Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) and the National Institute of Technical and Vocational Training (INFOTEP) signed an inter-institutional collaboration agreement in which they commit to join efforts for the implementation of projects and initiatives of education and training for the benefit of the different actors of the value chain of the tourism sector at the national level.
The agreement includes beach and waterfront vendors and merchants; Tourist Guides, Ministry of Tourism personnel and other actors in the value chain of the country’s tourism sector.
The agreement was signed by David Collado, Minister of Tourism and Rafael Santos Badía, General Director of INFOTEP.
Among the first actions to be carried out, within the framework of the agreement, are the implementation of an advisory and technical assistance plan in the areas identified as priorities, the design and updating of the sector’s own training activities, among other areas.
These trainings seek to “provide participants with administrative, social and technical skills, in order to improve the quality of tourism services and have a favorable impact on the development of the communities”.
As for Mitur’s collaborators, it establishes the implementation of technical training programs in order to provide them with the necessary technical and managerial skills with the purpose of raising the quality of the services provided.
It also plans training sessions in the territories to be intervened through the National Plan of Ordering, Regularization, Training and Financing for Informal Beach Vendors and Merchants.
This agreement contemplates “implementing joint projects, with an innovative approach to support the sector linked to Sustainable Community Tourism and the strengthening of the service chain, such as Cruise Ship Technicians, Operators and Tourist Guides on topics such as: Employability, Entrepreneurship, Conservation and care of the environment and its impact on tourism, Gastronomy, Management and transformation of sargassum; tourism development of the province Pedernales, among others of interest.
On the side of Mitur, the coordination of this agreement will be in charge of the Vice-Ministry of Destination Management, through the Direction of Control and Compliance of Regulations, and the regional offices at national level; in the case of tourist guides, the Technical Vice-Ministry of the tourism institution will be in charge.